Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Daylight Savings Time... New Blog Look!

I didn't really change my blog look because of daylight savings. I just was tired of the buttons on the old format getting in the way of the posts, so I was ready for a change!

It's been quite a process today. I got up early this morning with a bee in my bonnet about my blog layout. I started out by using Kevin and Amanda's very clear tutorial on creating your own scrapbook layout. I just never really like the pre-made freebie layouts... lots of shabby chic and distressed ribbon. Which is fine, but not my style. I made this:
Which I still like okay, but when I went to apply it to the blog the owls lost a lot of resolution and the yellow field wasn't quite the right size. Oh well, back to the drawing board!
I spent another couple of hours flipping through more free sites, and saw a lot of shabby chic spring-themed options.
Finally, I headed to trusty old Etsy, and found Keshia of Urban Design Studio 1, who set me up with the super cute Anthropologie-inspired theme you now see here.
Ahhh... the satisfaction of getting what you wanted after a long day of frustration!


  1. The new design is AMAZING!!!! I love it, love it, love it!

  2. omgosh, I love owls...are you going to refine it so you can use it?